How to tame your cloud spend

Scared of out-of-control cloud bills? With the right mindset and tools, managing cloud costs doesn’t need to be a full-time job.

01 February 2024

Cloud cost management is not new, yet it remains the number-one concern for businesses undergoing cloud transformation. According to Flexera’s “2023 State of the Cloud Report”, 82% of IT professionals across organisations of every size believe that high costs are their top cloud challenge. And Gartner has predicted that global cloud spend will exceed $679 billion this year.

In the multicloud era, it’s a little too easy for public cloud costs to spiral, so much so, it has left some decision- makers thinking about going back to on-premises before fully migrating all of their workloads. Anton Grishko, ProfiSea’s chief architect, has been in the DevOps area for over a decade, mainly working on public cloud migration projects. “The pain of saving money on the cloud is real, because once you migrate, the first thing customers ask is why they’re paying a huge bill on AWS or Google or Azure…can you squeeze it? Can you optimise it?”

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